As you will notice, the verbs amener and emmener are formed of a core verb, mener, and a prefix. It is therefore important to know the meaning of both components.
Mener means to lead, but also to carry out.
In amener, the prefix a- is used to emphasize the destination.
Amener means to take someone to a place, usually leaving him/her there. It only applies to people/animals, not to object. For objects, we use apporter (please refer to my video on apporter vs emporter).
It is also used in the expression: Qu'est-ce qui t'amène ? What brings you here?
In emmener, the prefix em- is used to emphasize the starting point.
Emmener refers to leaving a place and taking someone along with you. It only applies to people/animals, not to object. For objects, we use emporter (please refer to my video on apporter vs emporter).
Please complete the following sentences using the right verb: mener, emmener or amener.